Sports forum: Sellnow named NDSU's faculty rep
With NDSU's transition into Division I, Tim Sellnow's position as faculty athletic represenatitive may take on a more significant role. The NDSU organizational communication professor takes over for Velmer Burton, who was named chancellor at Minn...
With NDSU's transition into Division I, Tim Sellnow's position as faculty athletic represenatitive may take on a more significant role. The NDSU organizational communication professor takes over for Velmer Burton, who was named chancellor at Minnesota-Crookston.
Sellnow has been on the NDSU staff since 1988. His duties include acting as a liaison between faculty, administration and athletics; assisting in the institutional certification process, administering NCAA coaches' exams regarding recruiting and compliance and participating in compliance reviews.
"Dr. Sellnow will play a significant role as the NDSU athletics department moves to NCAA Division I," school president Joseph Chapman said in a statement. "He is well known and highly regarded on this campus, a person who is committed to NDSU's future."
-- Staff reports
Wild tour coming to area
The Minnesota Wild hockey team, which reached the NHL semifinals this past season, will bring its Wells Fargo Tour to eight area cities this summer.
Wild players scheduled to participate include Pierre-Marc Bouchard, Manny Fernandez, Jason Marshall and Nick Schultz. The complete player appearance schedule will be announced at a later date.
Wild personnel scheduled to appear are broadcasters Mike Greenlay, Bob Kurtz and Tom Reid; hockey advisors Neal Broten and Karyn Bye-Dietz; amateur scout Glen Sonmor and president Tod Leiweke.
Here is the Wild tour schedule in the area:
- June 25: Thief River Falls, Minn., Wells Fargo Bank, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Grand Forks, N.D., Ralph Engelstad Arena, 3 to 5 p.m.
- June 26: Crookston, Minn., Winter Sports Arena, 11 a.m. to noon; Moorhead Ice Arena, 2 to 4 p.m.; Bemidji, Minn., Westridge Wells Fargo, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
- June 27: Detroit Lakes, Minn., Central Market, 11 a.m. to noon; Fergus Falls, Minn., Otter Tail County Fairgrounds Ice Arena, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Alexandria, Minn., Wells Fargo Bank, 3 to 5 p.m.
-- Staff reports
Special Olympics training
Special Olympics Minnesota Area Four will be holding golf and bocce training schools for those interested in coaching for area athletes.
Mentors or coaches will work with athletes once or twice a week. Special Olympics officials say mentors do not have to be a golf coach or established player, but rather a person who would like to help the Special Olympic athletes.
The golf training school will be held July 25 at the Ironman golf course in Detroit Lakes from 6 to 9 p.m. The bocce training school will be held at Moorhead's Gooseberry Park June 26
from 6 to 9 p.m.
An Area Four golf/bocce competition is scheduled for July 28 in Detroit Lakes.
For more information, contact Brandi at 287-2511 or Dave Brandham at Special Olympics Minnesota at (800) 783-7732 (ext. 74).
-- Kevin Schnepf